Go back to those gold soundz And keep my advent to your self Because it's nothing I don't like Is it a crisis or a boring change? When it's central, so essential, It has a nice ring when you laugh At the low life opinions And they're coming to the chorus now I keep your address to myself 'Cause we need secrets We need secrets crets crets crets crets crets Back right now Because I never want to make you feel That you're social Never ignorant soul Believe in what you want to do And do you think that is a major flaw When they rise up in the falling rain And if you stay around With your knuckles ground down The trial's over, weapon's found Keep my address to myself because it's secret 'Cause it's secret cret cret cret Cret cret cret cret cret Cret cret cret cret cret Back right now So drunk in the August sun And you're the kind of girl I like Because you're empty and I'm empty And you can never quarantine the past Did you remember in December That I won't eat you when I'm gone And if I go there, I won't stay there Because I'm sitting here too long I've been sitting here too long And I've been wasted Advocating that Word for the last word Last words come up All you've got to waste
Written by: STEPHEN MALKMUS
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10 facts about this song
"Gold Soundz" was released by Pavement in 1994, and it was the second single off their second album, "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain."
Many fans and critics speculate that the song's lyrics are about fading youth and the pressure to fit into societal norms.
Role in Album
The song is often considered the centerpiece of "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain," reflecting Pavement's growth as a band and their move from lo-fi recordings to more polished and structured music.
In 2010, Pitchfork, an American online music publication, ranked "Gold Soundz" as the number one track of the 1990s.
One of the most famous lines in the song, "And you're the kind of girl I like / Because you're empty and I'm empty," is often decoded as a reflection of Gen X's disillusionment and existential dread.
"Gold Soundz" had a significant impact on the 1990s indie rock scene, influencing bands like Wilco and The Shins.
The music video for "Gold Soundz," directed by Spike Jonze, is a classic example of 1990s indie nostalgia. The video portrays the band members messing around and having fun, while also engaging in surreal experiences.
About two years after the release of "Gold Soundz," Pavement disbanded and went on an almost decade-long hiatus before reuniting for a series of shows in 2010.
Despite it being released over two decades ago, "Gold Soundz" continues to inspire contemporary artists, demonstrating the lasting impact and influence of Pavement's music.
In 2010, a reissue of "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" was released with "Gold Soundz" remastered, allowing fans to experience the song with new audio properties.
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